well, the thing arrived while I was gone. got it off ebay. paid less than $20 for it. knew the screen had a problem from the description, but I thought it was fixable, and it came with some nice accessories i.e the quick start card, parallel port interface with manual, 64k card in case, file manager card, and file transfer software on original 3.5" disk.
wen I put some freash AAs in it, and hit the fn key, I got nothing, but when I presses fn+O, I got 2 bands of horizontal across the screen. so, I thought a cold boot should work. I did that, and hello!! I got a screen full of lit pixels. I turned it off, and turned it back on. same thing. so, I let it sit for an hour. when I went back, I was back to square 1. cold boot, and once again, same thing as square 2. so, I thought it was the battery terminals with corrosion. I cleaned them with a q-tip and 70% isperol alcohol, same thing I have used to clean all my other electronic devices' battery terminals. as per usual, I dried the terminals with a dry swab, and let it sit overnight just in case. in the morning, I put the batteries back, and booted. nothing on the screen. fn+o, and I got a SINGLE band on the LCD. so, I hit the cold boot switch in the battery bay once more, and rebooted. nothing. switched it off and NOTHING. no bands. nothing.
did I kill it? is there any way to resurect this classic machine? I really want to get it working.
oh, just so you know, it is mostly complete. a few scuffs/scratches, the bottom lable is REALLY faded, but it has the bus connector cover and battery door. hinges are a bit loose, but it holds well.
so, do I have a ripped LCD ribbon? if so, where do I get another one, and how do I take it apart? anybody have a detailed guide?